I’m not a media watcher. I don’t even own a TV, but for some reason, I found myself drawn to Jodie Foster’s acceptance speech at the Golden Globe Awards this morning. I read the transcript online, then did a youtube search to see her performance of it. How do you get to be a gracefully aging woman of 50? How do you leave behind the fluff and come out real and wise and honorable? That’s what my blog project has been about, so I wanted to see Ms. Foster’s take on it. I was not disappointed. No doubt the lady is intelligent. No doubt she has compassion for the human race. What essence did she distill and pour for us in those 6 minutes of impromptu address being recorded for millions to see? Art is significant work. Media without privacy is exposure and becomes ridiculous and dangerous. Gratitude is important. Relationships are essential even though understanding is fleeting and loneliness is inevitable. And change is the atmosphere we live in, grow in, and die in. Resisting it is a waste of energy. Embracing it is mystically regenerative. I get that. I concur. Maybe I could be her soul sister, too.
I’ll have to google it later now too!! but off to Pilates in the snow first 🙂
What kind of mat do you use for snow Pilates? 😉
Haha… funny Scilla! I’ve just watched the speech she gave which was terrific.. I am doubting it was impromptu though.. I think she had scripted it and was reading it from autocue but that matters not a jot anyway because her words were wonderful and that’s what matters.. her mom did indeed do a good job.
That part made me weepy, too.
Beautiful synopsis Scilla!
I’m a woman of fewer words, but I like her spirit.
Yeah! It was a worthy and gracefulled speech she did and a lovely summation here by you. Bravo!